❊ Even though very few people commented on my suggestion of a book giveaway to celebrate the upcoming 400th post, I think I'm going to go ahead with it. Since I've been reading romance-y novels and wedding-related books lately, I thought I would do something along those lines. What would y'all think about that? Please let me know!! I want to do something that's fun for everyone. =)
❊ After receiving some very pretty tulips from my hubby last week, I think I've decided to start getting fresh flowers for the house more often. For some reason, they really make me happy. It could just be that I know they're from Joe, but I like the idea of having flowers in the house all the time. We'll see how it goes.
❊ I am officially booked to fly back to the mainland for my BIL's wedding in May! I'm not real thrilled about making that trek alone...again...but it wasn't too bad last time. Plus, I get to go to a wedding and see family and friends. And this time, I'm pretty sure I'm going to rent a car. My mom won't be off work this time I go in, and the rest of my family works (except for the grandparents of course) and I don't want any of them to go carless just because I want to run around and see people. Since my in-laws are paying for my plane tickets and I'm staying with my parents, I figure we can cover a one week car rental. And supposedly, I can get like 25% off through our bank. Gotta love the military. I just hope the discount works.
❊ Our church recently did a series called "Do Something," which I'm sure is based off of Miles McPherson's book. The idea is that so many Christians in America are comfortable. We go to church, get "fed" (spiritually speaking) and then go home...and never act on what we learn. So, he urges us to get out there and "Do Something." (Oh, I should probably mention that Miles McPherson is the pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego.) I've been thinking of what God wants me to do... Why I'm an Army wife... Why I'm here... I've been thinking of a couple things, but I haven't had a clear word of what I should be doing yet.
I've decided that I'm going to start small. I want to reach out to other military wives, who may or may not have a relationship with God. I can do that partially from here (which is one of the things I've been mulling over) and partially "in real life." I want it to be encouraging, thoughtful and helpful. (That's sort of a "duh" statement, I think.) So tomorrow, I'm going to get a package together for someone I've never really been close to. We went to school together and now she's also an Army wife and her husband just got deployed. She's nowhere near an army post because her hubby graduated from AIT, got PCS orders and then got deployment orders. I won't say she's having a really difficult time, but we all know that deployments are hard. I know that having other spouses to talk to about deployment really helps me, and she just doesn't have that. We've been Facebooking back and forth, but I want to "do something" more. =)
❊ So that's it, really! I've had a pretty good weekend. Since it's a 4 day weekend for most, I'll count Friday too. =)
Friday, I got the oil in the car changed. It took them just under an hour. They were super-swamped, but I think they did mine first because I was one of two people who actually waited there for their car to get done. I'm ok with this. I even managed to run to the commissary for a few things, go home, change and head to our FRG meeting.
Saturday, I managed to do 3 loads of laundry (and put most of it away) and a load of dishes. I talked to my MIL for a while and then got a call from my FIL, who booked my flights for the wedding. I finished the day with dinner with our little group of girls. Christina made the best red velvet cake I've ever eaten in my life and I had a glass of red wine...which affected me more than it should have. =P Red wine hits me HARD! We also played Bezzerwizzer, which is a fun trivia game... Even though I really SUCK at trivia games. Joe would probably love it though.
Today, I went to church against my mother's advice. =P I seemed to have hives this morning...but now I'm not really sure that's what it was. I've been sorta itchy for a few days, but I figured it was just the different lotion I've been using. Well, when I got out of the shower today, I had red bumps all over my chest, back and some on my legs. Wha?! Naturally, I called my mom. (Don't tell me you don't do the same!) She and Dad deduced that it was hives because of the itching. "Dr." Mom told me to take benadryl and stay home. Benadryl knocks me out, so no driving while "under the influence." =P Well, I don't stay home from church unless I'm deathly ill. I feel like it's just letting the enemy win when (hello, homonyms!) I stay home if I'm not dying. =P Even though I didn't take any medicine, I'm not really that itchy anymore... And the bumps on my back aren't nearly as red. Who knows?! I've been lazy most of the day (in an attempt to get rid of/ward off the hives), which included cat-napping on the couch and watching movies on TV.
Now, I'm off to download another book for my Nook (which may or may not include romance, weddings and history). =)
Hope y'all had a great weekend!!